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February 12th, 2018

We had fun camping out in north Louisiana

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When I was a kid growing up in North Louisiana; we had some great times camping out.
And I learned a lot of important things:
1. You can crouch in the weeds for a long time and never see a single snipe.
2. The end of campfire story “Who Stole My Golden Arm?” doesn’t end well.
3. Putting shaving cream in somebody’s hand while they’re asleep and tickling their nose with pine straw works every time.
4. If you camp behind a sewage pond, make sure you’re upwind.

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Social media comes with responsibility

Two years ago this month, a form of terrorism struck Lincoln Parish. It came in the middle of the night on the silent wings of the social networking app Instagram.
A Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s deputy received an Instagram post from a concerned friend that contained a screenshot that clearly seemed to foreshadow an active shooter situation in Lincoln schools the next day.
The deputy notified his supervisor, who, in turn, notified another deputy on up the chain of command.

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Jury expected to vote on bridge replacement

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Several Lincoln Parish Police Jury committees will meet to discuss various agenda items including the purchase of passenger vans for medical transportation and the Big Creek Road Bridge Replacement project.
Those meetings will begin at 5 p.m. Tuesday. The regular police jury meeting follows at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Parish courthouse. All of the meetings are open to the public.
The police jury’s health and welfare committee will consider a contract with the Department of Transportation and Development to purchase a 12-passenger van for medical transportation.

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February 10th

Local student earns national recognition

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A Cedar Creek School junior was named one of two Louisiana’s top youth volunteers of 2018 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.
Olivia Cuthbert, 16, of Dubach, was selected for the award that honors young people for “outstanding acts of volunteerism” across the nation for her contributions in enabling sick children to express themselves creatively through an art therapy program.
“I couldn’t believe,” said Olivia, adding that the name of her nonprofit is A Work of HeART. “It just doesn’t feel real.”

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Junior Auxiliary hosts Mardi Graas parade, festival downtown

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Pictured above is Taryn Davidson, owner of Old Soul, hanging up one of her custom shirts during Saturday’s Junior Auxiliary Mardi Gras parade and festival in downtown Ruston. Pictured below is the winning first-place parade float Krewe of Champ. Taking second place was the Origin Bank float while the Bank of Ruston’s float placed third.

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Tax debate hits Twitter with a fury

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If Twitter is an accurate portrayal of the tax debates to expect in the Louisiana Capitol’s chambers, it’s going to be a rocky special session.
The trash-talking on social media has reached a fever pitch as lawmakers bicker — in 280 characters or less — over their philosophical points ahead of the tax session called by Gov. John Bel Edwards to begin next week, aimed at closing a $1 billion budget gap and avoiding deep cuts.

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This Super Bowl might have been most exciting ever

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Exactly a week after the Philadelphia Eagles held up their first Lombardi Trophy, I am still having withdrawal symptoms.
Man, wasn’t Super Bowl No. 52 fun to watch?
And not just for a few memorable quarters, but for the entire game.
From start to finish (trips to the bathroom were prohibited), this was the most fun-to-watch Super Bowl I’ve ever witnessed.
You name it, this game had it. This was one time when I wanted the traditionally overhyped Big Game to keep moving into the early morning hours. I couldn’t get enough of the game’s ebbs and flows that seemingly never stopped.

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Lady Tigers take fifth consecutive win

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PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas — Kailyn Gideon didn’t attempt a shot for 39 minutes, but her jumper with 42 seconds remaining on Saturday lifted the Grambling State University women’s basketball team to a season sweep of Prairie View A&M, 75-68, in a Southwestern Athletic Conference game at the William J. Nicks Building.
Grambling State (12-11 overall, 9-3 SWAC) used a 17-3 run over a 3-minute and 40-second stretch in the opening quarter and took a 23-20 advantage into the second. The Lady Tigers led by as many as 12 points in the second period and took a 39-29 lead into the break.

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G-Men make it nine straight

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PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas — Ivy Smith, Jr. and Shirmane Thomas combined for 54 of Grambling State University men’s basketball team’s 90 points as the Tigers won their ninth straight game with a 90-85 victory over Prairie View A&M in a Southwestern Athletic Conference game on Saturday night at the William J. Nicks Building.
Grambling State (13-12 overall, 9-3 SWAC) trailed at the break, 43-37, marking only the second time in the last six games the Tigers were behind at the half. GSU rallied in the second half and held off a late charge to complete a season sweep of the Panthers.

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Lady Techsters hold off UTEP, 65-62

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EL PASO, Texas — Alexus Malone scored 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and birthday girl Kierra Anthony added 15 points and four boards to lead Louisiana Tech to a hard-fought 65-62 win over Texas-El Paso Saturday afternoon at the Don Haskins Center.
The win wasn’t sealed until UTEP guard Zuzanna Puc missed an off-balance contested 3-pointer at the buzzer, giving the Lady Techsters their first victory in El Paso in more than a decade. The victory moved Tech (16-9, 7-5 Conference USA) into sole possession of fifth place in the C-USA standings, one half game behind Middle Tennessee.

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